How do you copyright your personal photos on your hubs so that others can not steal them?
Is there a way to prevent people from using your personal photos without permission or should you just use photos that you don't care if anyone duplicates?
Thank you somethgblue for your information on watermarking photos. I found a free site- http://picmarkrpro.com/index.htm that will watermark your photos for free.
And I'm also glad that you will not need to steal any of my photos since you can find better ones than I have EVER done. Unfortunately, others are not as talented as you, I guess.... since someone has already stolen pictures of my daughter and used them as their own.
The whole reason I asked the question was because someone has used my photos and articles without asking me or given me credit. They called it their own.
And stealing someone's work without their permission or given them credit is plagiarism. PERIOD.
FreezeFrame34, thanks for finding that website. Many of my pictures would not end up in a photo magazine, but every once in awhile, my old Kodak Instamatic can capture a classic. For the most part, I don't mind sharing my photos, but I want to decide. If I want to share something with the world for them to use as they want, I'll post the picture on WikiCommons or whatever. But, if I really don't want someone taking it, I'll use the watermark. It is my photo and my choice.
No need for some answers to be so snarky. Yes you can put a subtle watermark on your photo, although using watermarked photos is technically against HubPages policy. I believe that is if you are using watermarked photos that are not your own. I have some watermarks on some of my original jpgs and have not had a problem. I don't always do it, but for some images I want to protect them.
As long as the watermark is subtle and it's on your own original photo you should be OK.
by Mazzy Bolero5 years ago
What sites offer downloads of your hub pictures without your permission and what do you do?After the new Google Algorithm I tried searching google for my name on Hubpages and after seeing all my comments listed, but...
by Shorebirdie3 years ago
I always use visual watermarks with all my online photos. I don't feel comfortable using my photos online without them. Almost all my photos that transferred over have them. I heard that photos...
by lee8 months ago
I have not used hubpages for around a year and have recently started to get back into it, I must admit that in the beginning I was a little Naive and posted images into my hubs willy nilly without thought of where they...
by World Religion5 years ago
Correct. Easily noticeable marking, signing or watermarking of your photos in any way is not permitted.If you upload unoriginal photos make sure they are copyright free or available under creative commons.
by markbennis7 years ago
Hello all, this might seem a stupid one but I still haven't figured it out yet. What is the score with applying photos to your hub, I mean can you just scroll the web and copy any photo you like?? I'm...
by ruthwalker3 years ago
Hi there, joined HP a little while ago but only just got round to writing my first hub. It is going to be an historical piece but seem to be spending most of my time trying to find who owns copyright to the images I...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.